|Childcare: Business & Regulations|
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Module 3 – Marketing Your Child Care Business – In this module you will learn about marketing strategies required to effectively promote and market a child care business.
Module 4 – Keeping Track of Your Child Care Finances – This module helps you gain awareness of financial policies, strategies and practices required to effectively operate a child care business.
Module 9 – Health Service to the Child – This module will increase you knowledge of rules and regulations pertaining to health services to children in a licensed child care center setting.
Module 10 – Emergencies – Training participants will become aware of written policies and procedures related to the care of children in times of emergency.
Module 7 – Safety Requirements and Water Activities – In this module you will become aware of child safety practices in the child care center setting.
Module 8 – Transportation and Field Trips – You will become familiar with licensing regulations pertaining to general and daily transportation of children, field trips and non-vehicular excursions with children.
Module 6 – Physical Environment - Gain knowledge of indoor and outdoor space requirements, crib safety standards and regulations and protective floor and playground coverings in child care center settings.
Module 5 – Food Service and Nutrition – Training participants will learn about rules and regulations pertaining to food service and nutrition. You will increase your understanding of the relationship between nutrition and child development and discover how to create a developmentally sound feeding environment for young children.
Module 4 – Supervision and Child/Staff Ratios – This module will help you gain knowledge of child care supervision regulations, required child/staff ratios and group size requirements.
Module 3 – Staff Records, Qualifications, Development and Training – In this module you will increase your understanding of required staff needed to run a child care program, criminal record check procedures, mandatory employee documentation and knowledge about type and amount of staff training required.
Module 2 – Recordkeeping – This module will increase your knowledge of child care center recordkeeping required by center licensing regulations (30 minute training credit).
Module 1 – Administrative Policies and Procedures – In this module you will become aware of written policies and procedures related to the care of children in licensed centers (1 hour training credit).
Learning modules with presentations, videos, and documents related to the business and regulation of childcare designed for professional childcare providers.
Some 13 million children in the United States live in homes with limited access to a sufficient food supply. A new generation of research demonstrates a direct link between inadequate food supply and a poorer overall health status among U.S. children, according to LSU AgCenter Urban Health and Food Security expert Dr. Annrose Guarino.
Four environmental rating scales are in use now: (1) Early Childhood Environment, (2) Infant and Toddler Environment, (3) Family Day Care Environment and (4) School-Age Care Environment. (PDF Format Only)
Use this state map to locate your contact for assistance or training. (PDF Format Only)
Finding just the right child care setting for your child can prove to be a difficult task. Being informed can help make your decision a little easier. (PDF Format Only)
5 Things Parents Can Do to Ensure Quality Care for Their Child (PDF Format Ony)
Do you need help paying your child care? The Louisiana Department of Social Services’ Child Care Assistance Program administers services for families eligible for child care assistance in the state. Information on how to apply included. (PDF Format Only)
One of the most important decisions you have to make as a parent is choosing a child care program. This checklist can assist you in comparing child care options to make the best choice for you and your child. (PDF Format Only)
A message board for childcare providers and families seeking childcare.
(Distributed 09/07/08) A child may continue to be fearful following a hurricane because of the uncertainty of the future. “A child can mix up real fear and make-believe fear. This is OK, and a parent or other care-giver can help in many ways,” says LSU AgCenter family and consumer sciences specialist Becky White.